594 Comments

  1. Eva
    Jan 6, 2017 @ 1:59 pm

    Thank you!!!!
    I do not like to read long texts in english, but I did! It is so amazing!
    Thank you from my heart!

    (germany)

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    • Darlene
      Mar 3, 2017 @ 12:18 pm

      As I sit looking at my dad in his hospital bed I came to read what was meant for me. I admire your attitude and strength. Thank you for sharing your story and I hope it continues to touch those who need it.

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  2. John Vianny
    Jan 6, 2017 @ 2:41 pm

    John, you’re an EXAMPLE for all of us.

    You inspired, and give us the right perspective for unleashing our true Self within.

    THANKS.

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  3. Oton
    Jan 6, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

    woooow ! Such inspirational story ! I can just say ” thank you Jon for sharing this life lessons to all of us !”

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  4. Renee Alegre
    Jan 6, 2017 @ 4:50 pm

    In my 80 years of my life, your example was truly the first to make me cry. You are a teacher sent from heaven, a teach sent from God. You are an inspiration for people who are not able to rise up on their own. I hope all people can learn from your story to never give up. Thank you John.

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  5. JOE SABAH
    Jan 6, 2017 @ 8:51 pm

    Jon, as an 85 year old/young stroke survivor… you inspire me to DO MORE. I still speak twice a week. Manage a 778 member Meetup. Plus watch out for my new book HOW TO SPEAK FOR FUN AND PROFIT. You get copy #1. just need your address.

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    • CHUKA
      Jan 7, 2017 @ 7:09 pm

      i need help now. I m gratefull to meet pple like you now. how do i get your bool, sir? God bless you, CHUKA, NIGERIA

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    • CHUKA
      Jan 7, 2017 @ 7:12 pm

      i need help now. I m gratefull to meet pple like you now. how do i get your booK, sir? God bless you, CHUKA, NIGERIA

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      • Hanna Hunter
        Mar 2, 2017 @ 4:52 pm

        So excellent! So moving! I too have had major health problems in 2016. God has been good to me and I am recovering daily.

    • Belinda
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 10:33 pm

      What a profound life and voice you have. Thank you!!!!!

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    • Sally Taylor
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 11:07 pm

      Watch the upcoming “mega paper” Signpost for an article about an upcoming gathering of caregivers and people concerned with mental health issues. We would like to start a group of people caring for those with a mental illness including depression, bipolar, Alzheimer’s and provide support as well as guest speakers thantcan focus on concerns brought up by the group. Some suggestions for discussion topics include PTSD, EMDR ( a therapy for post traumatic stress and depression); Biofeedback; Mental illness from depression to suicide; nutrition and exercise; yoga therapy and talk therapy. Professionals would be invited to speak at the open meetings and we hope to get a community sponsor to cover the honourariams of the guest speakers.

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  6. Payal Parashar
    Jan 6, 2017 @ 11:21 pm

    You are very strong. People like you motivate loser like us! Keep smiling! 🙂

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    • Prrajwal
      Jan 30, 2017 @ 1:19 pm

      If you count your abilities, your beneficial qualities and keep telling yourself that they will help you, that will be the first step in going from ‘loser like me’ to ‘i can do this’

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  7. Debbie tomlin
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 12:31 am

    Hi

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  8. John Sundararajan
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 12:56 am

    Hi Jon,

    Your story is so inspiring. As the Bible says ‘God will bless all the desires of your heart’

    Regards
    John

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  9. Ben
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 1:10 am

    Hi Jon what a brilliantly written article you most certainly have a way with words. I’m a Tetraplegic with a high level SCI due to an accident on a trampoline 5 years ago. I’m paralysed from chest down wth limited arm use. I type with a v dodgy right thumb.

    Like you I have full sensation bar temperature which freaks people out and as my Cord wasn’t totally severed I’m a v lucky man as can breathe unaided. I need 24:7 care and can’t transfer without a hoist.

    I’m having so many problems compounded by my care co handing in notice today and I’m terrified I could end up pushed to another one not SCI trained this will be the 4th move and starting yet again feels tough.

    However Winston Churchill has quite a few good quotes my other favourite ” if your going through hell keep on going” & I myself will never never giveup that’s for sure.

    My counter punch setting up Ben Wimbush SCORD my social media platforms to raise awareness of SCI & show it’s a life changing situation not life ending my blog Training Day is pinned to the top to give me purpose and I’ve been doing it on FB for 15 months, Twitter for 9 months.

    I’ve just found so many parts rang so true and I do my best to try and give something back whilst having as much of a laugh as humanly possible.

    I’ve started social media and write a journal stroke blog but haven’t got a. clue where to start my blog up for example to get max exposure as I want to move it off FB.

    I would love a chat if at all possible. I’m sure you get requests like this all the time but I will leave my email if you have time I would be grateful. I’m so glad I found this today and it’s helped me already so much, I can’t wait to read more of your work.

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  10. Lour
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 2:17 am

    Jon, I tell my 2 sons the same thing – To NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP- but after reading your story – I will tell myself too – to NEVER NEVER NEVER GIVE UP
    Thank You

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  11. Rajkaran Singh
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 5:03 am

    Jon, I was waiting for this blog of yours. Cngratulations.
    This post is going to inspire millions of people who are tired and feel they can’t achieve in life. I pray to God for yur good health so you keep inspiring people.
    Thanks for sharing super powerful tips.

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  12. MaryBeth Gustitus
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 10:52 am

    Jon, this is just what I needed to read and hear for so many reasons. I am going to share this with my daughter who suffers from massive depression. She has been punched in the face and still stands – your words are so powerful and your perspective pure soul searching gold. She lost the use of her (dominant) hand at age 14 just before the beginning of her freshman year in a new town. She had to learn to write, eat, dress herself and do her hair/makeup using only one hand that was not her natural hand to work with. All the while, dealing with tremendous pain. She took the punch and got knocked down hard…somedays she stands taller than others, but she is still on this earth – something that she has really struggled to do. Your words will help. alot.

    keep writing, keep sharing, the world needs you.

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  13. Hanro Roos
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 11:40 am

    Wow. Just… Wow.

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  14. Samun
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

    Jon, u r true fifhter. Really such an amazing life story u have!! Anybody wouldn’t survive even 10th of difficulties which u have not only fought but overcame successfully. God bless u. Pls write more n more to inspire like us who has all but enjoy none.

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  15. Elise
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 12:38 pm

    Jon.,
    You are an absolutely amazing, beyond amazing, person. Your story brought tears to my eyes and inspired me. And… your mom is equally amazing.. the strength both of you share. Thankful for both of you. Without her you wouldn’t be sharing this story, without you we wouldn’t have been the recipients of such an inspiring and incredibly important story.

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  16. Judy Sabah
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 1:02 pm

    We must remember, in EVERY THING there is a GIFT! Let’s open it!

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  17. Abhay
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 4:03 pm

    Thank you for Penning it down. Gave me a whole new perspective to life.

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  18. Alexandra
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

    Hi Jon,

    Love your article, it is so powerful!
    I’ve been wracked with fears all of my life and finally at the age of 56 years I am starting to take control of my life. I’ve been punched by life many times and had to get up and keep moving on. I’ve finally decided to start my own business and I’m almost done with all the paper work submitted to register with town I live in. My next step is marketing my business in order to expose it to companies and to get contracts, I hope?

    Thank you Jon for your honesty and for sharing your fears, struggles and success with us, your readers.. God bless you

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  19. Anna
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 7:19 pm

    Hi Jon!

    I usually never leave comments under any posts, but I just need to thank you sincerely for writing this article. I have been battling depression and suicidal thoughts since I was 15. Now I am 23 and a half year ago it got better and I managed to start believing in myself etc.. But for some reason this month has hit me so hard that I have been feeling worse and worse and unable to find any reason for my existence. Today, especially, I was feeling so low and there is no one I can talk to, so when I saw your article I first thought it will be something very typical about being happy even if life is shit etc.. And then I still began to read and I am amazed by your ability to get into my soul, even not knowing me.. It is just unbelievable, I feel like you have directly written this to me, even though it is for everyone. I know I am still in a low point, but I am SO SO SO thankful for your post, it is truly something I needed to hear.. I am amazed by your strength and I feel pathetic for even daring to feel so depressed while you have had real and serious struggles.. You are an absolute inspiration.. thank you so much… sending you hugs!

    xx,
    Anna

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  20. bryan
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 7:21 pm

    I have no words to begin what I’ve read just now. Unstoppable is probably the most appropriate word for you and this blog. There’s no way anyone could read this and ever think about giving up. Just an amazing life story.

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  21. May
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 7:52 pm

    Amazing article. I am greatly inspired and will ensure all the “punches ” I get have “counter punches”.

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  22. Dr Jean ND
    Jan 7, 2017 @ 11:02 pm

    Thank you, Jon. You are a courageous inspiration. God bless you, brave and dear one. Prayers and much gratitude to God for you.

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  23. Stanley Por
    Jan 8, 2017 @ 8:14 am

    Thank you Jon. You are the man!

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  24. Jo
    Jan 8, 2017 @ 5:43 pm

    You are outstanding.

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  25. Camelia
    Jan 8, 2017 @ 6:25 pm

    Bless you!

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  26. Karie Alyza
    Jan 8, 2017 @ 7:19 pm

    Thank you for lifting me from my situation by changing the way I think. Thank you very much.

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  27. Jesse Moreau
    Jan 8, 2017 @ 10:53 pm

    Being a young man with duchennes muscular dystrophy this is very impowering and makes me want to pursue my dreams of being a graphic designer. This is a very good read

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  28. Luzette Romanillas
    Jan 8, 2017 @ 11:45 pm

    Unstoppable Jon,

    I am deeply moved and encouraged by your story .. I remember the story of Job in the bible with your since childhood battle… I could feel God is using you to empower millions of people experiencing the same. ..

    Thank you for your story.. I am about to give up as well because of some struggles that has no end … I find some light of hope and courage after reading your story. Thank you Jon.. Keep on writing..

    May God provide you the inner strength ..

    Love God ,

    Luzette

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  29. Sharon
    Jan 9, 2017 @ 2:26 am

    What great blessings to have you alive and kicking on this planet, Jon. Thank you so much for this uplifting post.

    Your mom is one superwoman. I can imagine the pain she goes through every time she shove your broken ribs. And because I think she believed in one thing:

    There is hope, only when you are living.

    Because the dead can do nothing.

    I feel this exceptionally acute when I lost my friend to suicide 2 years ago.

    After learning the news, her father, who was seriously ill in the nursing home, passed away 3 days later from grief. Yet despite suffering immense grief and injustice, her 73-year-old mom stoically lives on.

    The old lady survived World War II. I believed she went through so much pain then that nothing fazes her anymore.

    Indeed what you said is true — Pain is power.

    I’ll be sure to share your post. Last year people around me knew someone who ended his life.

    Like you said, “There are always options.”,

    I hope people will always remember to cherish their lives.

    And best of all, they can change it for the better.

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  30. VICKY POWELL-CARDEN
    Jan 9, 2017 @ 4:39 am

    Fantastic blog… so inspiring. I’m actioning your advice TODAY…Ive been delaying lauching my consultancy business…too scared of the unknown but I’m starting today on facebook.
    Best wishes

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  31. mbahgaul
    Jan 9, 2017 @ 7:51 am

    Somehow my tears dropped when reading an article written from the heart…

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  32. Nanette Randall
    Jan 9, 2017 @ 9:57 am

    Thank you for having the courage to live and write in such a powerful way. If the measure of a success is the number of ways we lend a hand to others (even when we cannot move that hand), God has blessed you in spades. You are an inspiration and so much more!

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  33. Billy Berrios
    Jan 9, 2017 @ 3:44 pm

    thank you Jon. needed that today.

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  34. Shamsul Bahrin
    Jan 9, 2017 @ 9:15 pm

    Thank you Jon. A real inspiration. Read it a few times. Cant wait for your next posting.

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  35. Pablo
    Jan 9, 2017 @ 9:36 pm

    I’m my self a T4 complete, and I’ll like to thank you so very fucking MUCH !!! my friend, God bless you immensely, keep up the good work, stay strong And I promise you I’ll never ever gonna give up, thanks to you !!!

    Best regards

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  36. Pablo
    Jan 9, 2017 @ 9:37 pm

    Hi Jon,
    I’m my self a T4 complete, and I’ll like to thank you so very fucking MUCH !!! my friend, God bless you immensely, keep up the good work, stay strong And I promise you I’ll never ever gonna give up, thanks to you !!!

    Best regards

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  37. Jordan
    Jan 9, 2017 @ 9:40 pm

    Thank you for your immense courage! You inspire me!

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  38. YTA
    Jan 10, 2017 @ 9:36 am

    Life is sure strange.
    Your story really inspired me; I just hope that it isn’t too late for me.
    Or, I wonder if that’s just me still fighting with the self-pity.

    You’re a person that began with less than zero, and then made himself into a hero.

    Me, I’m a man that began with everything, and ended up a zero.

    I’m 61 years old, diabetic, once a multi-millionaire, now just about broke, highly educated (MBA), travelled around the world, speak 4 languages, served on the Boards of Directors of several companies, and yet, I made so many stupid mistakes.

    Kids don’t want to speak to me, two divorces, and sometimes I just wonder if it wouldn’t be better to go to sleep and never wake up.

    Sometimes I say that I don’t want to go out on my knees, and then sometimes I say, “what difference would it make?”.

    I want to tell the world how not to make the same dumb mistakes I made; to tell them what is really important.

    But, if I write what I feel, I won’t make money-if want to make money, I have to write about what sells.

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    • Dolores
      Jan 10, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

      Maybe God is using you to help others. Forget about the money and trust in God to look after your finances.

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      • Elizabeth
        Jan 15, 2017 @ 10:38 am

        Good idea, Dolores! ❤️

    • JE
      Jan 10, 2017 @ 8:02 pm

      Your life souds like that of John Gill…please read How Starbuck Saved My Life. It helped me push through some dark times in my own life. Bless you.

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    • Debbie
      Jan 15, 2017 @ 2:52 am

      YTA- I think somewhere amoungst the words you missed the message !! If you’re thinking you can’t start a blog (monetised of course) or any other revenue stream because of your self-pitying attitude then you clearly have missed Johns message because this type of self defeating, soul destroying mindset is the exact type of thing that John has been suffering from all his life and yet it’s the ‘counter punches’ that he has used that have pulled him through to be the mighty massive millionaire he is today. Don’t you get it dude ? Yes you feel like shit and fluctuate between considering topping yourself or begrudgingly dragging your sorry arse into some form of normalcy. BUT the difference is in whether you wanna wallow in your self pity or whether you wanna look at your alternative options and focus on what steps you take to pull yourself outa this pit of despair you’re in right now. Your sorry arse self is what you can talk to your audience about but your message and where you gain your following is in talking to your audience about how you pulled yourself ‘OUT’ of that misery into a place we all wanna be in… UTOPIA !!… well maybe that’s over doing it slightly but you get my drift. So can you see the forest for the trees now matey ?? I sure as hell hope do co if you do this right you could most definitely make money outa your loathing life of self pity !!! Haha. Cheers. All the best

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  39. Arthur Wilson
    Jan 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

    John as someone who as struggled with Asperger’s and other things such as anxiety I just wanted to say how much your article filled me with pride. I work with the Microsoft Accessibility team, and one of our missions is to empower everyone on the planet to achieve more. You sir, are definitely doing that in your own life. Keep smiling, and don’t ever give up. I know I won’t thanks to you 🙂

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  40. Jesi Stracham
    Jan 10, 2017 @ 7:24 pm

    Holy good read! Literally the greatest thing I have read on the internet.
    Last month a gave my boss a month notice. I quit my comfortable job to chase my dream of the Paralympics after being paralyzed for barley two years! My family thinks I’m nuts and that I’m making a huge mistake, but it’s not their life it’s mine. Thank you so much for writing this!

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  41. JE
    Jan 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

    After reading this blog twice and having a cathartic cry I decided I had to purge the BS and excuses from my life, no matter how justified and right I was and am. Your blog, Mr. Morrow, helped give me the courage I needed to confront my greatest enemy of FORTY years today. And I think that I can now start to try living in forgiveness from this day forth. God bless you sir.

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  42. Sheree
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 8:18 am

    I am so moved, amused and delighted by this piece! Your writing style is seductive, luring one in and capturing the heart. I wish my daughter Caitlin, congenital MD and super fighter, were still here to share this with. We lost her at 19, but her fight and determination to live WELL and challenge the assumptions of others will always inspire us, as does this blog article. Thank you!

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  43. Gail Landgraf
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 9:50 am

    Jon:

    Wow! I don’t have very many heros; but you just became one of them. As a matter of fact, you are right on the top of the list just under Jesus. You even passed Ann Voskamp; which I thought no one could ever do! If you haven’t read her books; go get them now. (I’ll be checking your list later – and thanks – I know I’ll buy several.) Thanks so much for this VERY inspiring article. You inspired an inspirational writer – not easy to do! Keep writing; the world needs to hear your message. I really needed to hear it today too; perfect timing. I am going to share with everyone I know. I will definitely use all that you have said today to further my career as a freelance writer, and I am also inspired to change my attitude from whinning to doing. How did I let myself go there this week? I was procrastinating on my next article when I clicked into your story; just passing time. So very glad I stopped! Now the things I write next may have a different slant! Thanks again and God bless you in all that you continue to do.

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  44. Ejikeme
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 11:23 am

    Awesome.Quite inspiring.I’ll never,never,ever give up.Thanks Jon

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  45. Nancy Darling
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 11:52 am

    How can I unsubscribe from these comments?

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    • Charlotte Hyatt
      Jan 12, 2017 @ 11:31 am

      Hi Nancy,

      Under the box where you write you comment is a checkbox for whether or not you want to receive copies/notifications of further comments. Just UN-check it. Leave it blank.

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  46. James William Morrow
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 2:44 pm

    Thanks for the inspiring message! The students of w131 Advisory class at Harlem High School were greatly moved by your message.

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  47. Anil Senveli
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

    No one inspires like you Jon! Another great story about life, struggles, disadvantages, and success. Your articles make me want to do great things, helping people achieving their goals, and inspire them.

    May you keep writing forever for all of us.

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  48. JC
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 4:41 pm

    Hi Jon!

    About 2 days ago, I read one of your early articles in Smart Blogger (though it was updated last Sept. 11 2016).

    It was called https://smartblogger.com/launch-mistakes/.

    I’ve been and probably still am guilty of all 7 mistakes.

    I’ve procrastinated and wasted all this time wandering and wondering despite your team’s solid guidance (in April 2016).

    Starting today though I hope it’ll be different.

    Unstoppable makes me unstoppable.

    I may have loitered around the blogosphere but that wouldn’t mean I’ve already quit.

    Like many of us here whom you’ve genuinely inspired, I can and will bounce back.

    After all, we’re relentless. We’re unstoppable just like you.

    I hope you won’t hang me when your inspiration would want me to start Indefatigable (purchased the domain just now).

    Keep inspiring us!

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  49. Amy Kamm
    Jan 11, 2017 @ 5:03 pm

    You are AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing and writing.

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  50. Suspicious
    Jan 12, 2017 @ 11:30 am

    Punch: How come you can hold a sword if your hands and arms are completely paralyzed?

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    • Aimee Wehmeier
      Jan 12, 2017 @ 10:03 pm

      Look up Muscular Dystrophy, it is a progessive disease. Try being curious before being suspicious.

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  51. Charlotte Hyatt
    Jan 12, 2017 @ 11:53 am

    Hi Jon,

    Your inspirational post reminds me of what the word disability means to me, “differently-abled.” I have let myself take on the mindset of to many around me; disabled gives you the right to sit on your butt and bemoan your circumstances.

    Sometimes I (we?) need a “kick-in-the-pants” like this post to shake us out of the funk of self-pity. I have a (face punch) disability – ataxia – but there are still things I can do to improve my situation.

    I am glad your software keeps up with subscribers because I had fallen out of the habit of reading your posts. That was not good because I need inspiration such as this. Especially since I am no longer around people who expect something of me.

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  52. Sheri Conaway
    Jan 12, 2017 @ 2:46 pm

    Jon, this inspired me on so many levels. I read #6 over and over as, though my situation isn’t nearly as difficult as yours, I quit my job 3 years ago with no prospects to completely change my career path. My biggest, scariest, non-option is having to go back to work in an office, padding someone else’s retirement again. Your words made me remember that and put it to the forefront while still having good days and bad trying to get my writing career going. You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing such intimate details of your life that others might see we have nothing but ourselves holding us back.

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  53. Karen Leggett
    Jan 12, 2017 @ 6:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing your story Jon. I bought your blogging course and never logged on a single time and now your story inspires me to “get to work” on your program. Thank again. Karen

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    • Jan Oršula
      Jan 17, 2017 @ 1:03 pm

      Karen, John’s blogging course is one of the best I’ve been part of. It’s great you found a time to log in!

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  54. Kim hamlin
    Jan 13, 2017 @ 10:31 am

    love you Jon, I could read your writing non-stop and never get tired, thank you

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  55. Financial Samurai
    Jan 13, 2017 @ 10:42 am

    Jon,

    I’ve been blogging since 2009 and this is one of the best posts I’ve ever read. Thanks for sharing your story in more detail. That’s crazy about your ribs cracking so that you could breathe and survive!

    I’m always looking for motivation to KEEP ON GRINDING, and this is the post I will bookmark to read whenever I feel a shred of self pity or laziness.

    Let me take a look at some of your consulting services now!

    Best,

    Sam

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  56. Steven Claeys
    Jan 14, 2017 @ 8:40 am

    This is the most powerful blogpost I’ve ever read.
    Completely amazing how practical, applicable, revealing and motivating this piece is.
    I’m sharing this. Steven (quadriplegic incomplete SCI level C5) from Belgium

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  57. jane gardner
    Jan 14, 2017 @ 10:54 am

    Jon,

    I have been reading your blogging for a few years and I always wondered what your life challenges were so, thanks for sharing. What i liked best was you were willing to think outside the box by moving to Mexico even though you had your fear of the unknown. I have been reluctant to share my own life challenges but seeing how you have inspired everyone, it shows that we can inspire others by being vulnerable.
    I hope you create a book to share with the world as your message is important.
    But my “helping” gene is suggesting, I know it is not “on trend” but it would have been nice if the opt-in box was at end of article as I do want to subscribe. I have taken some time to read this so the floating box is gone so I will go find the middle opt-in box. 🙂
    PS – I was referred by Darren Scott Monroe so absorb his wisdom on diversification so you can “charge more money.” 🙂

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  58. LISA CLAGETT
    Jan 14, 2017 @ 6:36 pm

    Jon, hoping you’ve heard the name Lisa Clagett from your other blogs…UNSTOPPABLE is absolutely “spectacular”. My blog is “in the works”, and can only hope it’s a fraction as successful in inspiring others with my life’s challenges and extreme set-backs. You are my ultimate inspiration, and empower me to start my new adventure! Thank you once again.

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  59. Katy
    Jan 15, 2017 @ 9:07 am

    Thank you Jon.

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  60. Brenda
    Jan 15, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

    Joe Burke from mind achiever.com provided link to your blog–what a story. You are half my age with totally different circumstances,but I will definitely seek you out as a regular source of inspiration. Big kudos to your mother also…
    I also have the same Churchill plaque , “Never, never, never give up” along with, “If you’re going thru hell, keep going” and this one that seems appropriate for you also: “Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”

    You, your mother, and Churchill are my best heroes.

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  61. Brian
    Jan 16, 2017 @ 9:45 am

    We may wonder why we have to endure things in this life – while others don’t.

    Or we see others and wonder why they do.

    I believe we know and you kmow what your purpose is.

    You are having more impact and inspiring people then most people in the world.

    Most people go through life and don’t live – but exist.

    You live and I will always remember reading this.

    You have inspired me to never give up. More than any person has.

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

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  62. Jan Oršula
    Jan 17, 2017 @ 1:01 pm

    I’ve been following John’s work for a long time. From BoostBlogTraffic, Serious Bloggers Only to Smart Blogger and now Unstoppable. I heard a lot of stories, but this one is 100000x bigger than anyone else. It’s unbelievable what you’ve achieved!

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  63. Said
    Jan 18, 2017 @ 6:29 pm

    Stumbled upon this article through a “Pocket” recommendation. One of the best inspiring articles I ever read. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Shirlie
    Jan 18, 2017 @ 8:59 pm

    Your courage and determination leaves me gasping. I feel so inadequate. You certainly have given me lotts of inspiration. Thankyou

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  65. jyothi
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 1:48 pm

    I’m Italian, but fortunately I speak and write good english… So, I’ve read about your story, I’ve read all of your 7 point and I MUST SAY 2 THINGS:

    1st: you gave me a breath of hope for a friend of mine who soffer from SMA !!! She’s a bay and she’s only 5 years old, but you gave me a big,big,big hope for her !!!

    2nd: you gave me big lessons, really useful and I had wrote down each point on a different post-it that I’ve attached in my kitchen, all around my kitchen-furniture!!!

    THANK YOU VERY MUCH and…. all of my Congratulation for your capability to respond to the life-punch !!

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  66. Kevin
    Jan 19, 2017 @ 3:06 pm

    Thank you, Jon, for sharing this. Wise words and an inspiration when most needed. Best wishes

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  67. Roxanne
    Jan 20, 2017 @ 12:14 pm

    Thanks so much Jon for sharing your story, very inspiring and powerful. You are a blessing to so many people. Your misery is your ministry, stay strong and never give up. I love how you take your situations and make them something useful and a blessing to others. We usually take things for granted and reading this makes me realized how blessed we are. Thank you again! We appreciate everything you do. Keep writing and keep inspiring others!

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  68. Denis
    Jan 24, 2017 @ 11:04 am

    Best article I’ve read in a long time. Inspirational. I wish I could find a better word to describe it.
    Thank you.

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  69. Annette R
    Jan 24, 2017 @ 9:22 pm

    Jon, you are a remarkable example of what can be achieved when one chooses to see the positive ways forward rather than ruminating on the negatives of our lives. You continue to show the positives of your life in spite of the challenges life keeps throwing at you. You have overcome extreme physical obstacles & in the process your soul has only grown greater. You are an example few of us ever had the blessing to pass through our lives. I love your wisdom & hope to continue “hearing” from you. Love the “smart & charming” chatter. All the best. Annie

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  70. Mia Hannom
    Jan 25, 2017 @ 6:37 pm

    Jon, you are truly amazing person. As I wipe the tears from my cheeks, I know that I am changed forever. Your story and your words reached deep and slapped me in the face – in a good way 🙂 Thank you for sharing your story and your amazing courage. Mia

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  71. natalie Fisher
    Jan 30, 2017 @ 1:48 am

    You’re amazing Jon, this is the best thing I’ve ever red on the internet without a doubt. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  72. Sami
    Jan 30, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

    Astounding….

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  73. Heidi
    Jan 31, 2017 @ 7:15 am

    Thank you so much for this article! I have read your other articles , but this one truly touched me. I plan to share it with my dad, who is retired and thinks he doesn’t have anything to contribute to society. You are an inspiration!

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  74. Stela
    Jan 31, 2017 @ 11:18 am

    Jon, Thank You
    I’ve had much pain & suffering already & it’s hard . Both parents have passed by the time I was 44 . Both fabulous parents like your mom. Doing what needs to be done with love and out of love.My only sibling nearly died 2yrs ago w/unknown health problem but he made it thru & am grateful to have him around. I’ve been in car accidents but didn’t need surgeries however the nerves throughout are hyperactive & makes me ultra sensitive to pains. It’s hard for others to believe & I’m grateful you were sent thru Dr.Terry Wahls email. You’ve sent that DEEP breathe & thought to get going again! Bless you!!!

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  75. Karen Freeman
    Jan 31, 2017 @ 1:34 pm

    Jon,

    Thank you for writing this. You are a tough dude who thinks outside the box and I admire you for your tenacity and bold actions. You are a cut above most of us, and I cheer you on!

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  76. Kathryn Mary sample
    Jan 31, 2017 @ 6:27 pm

    Hi I am also unable to move my arms and legs but can move my head and neck. Your story is very inspiring and interesting enough I have been looking at writing copy after my current situation no longer supplies me financially. Anyway I just want to say thank you, I totally relate to the nursing home thought as I lived in one for 272 days and cannot believe how many people were there to just die.… So with help I figured out how to get out. My next stage is yet to happen, 🙂 Kathy

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  77. Noelle
    Feb 2, 2017 @ 6:47 pm

    Wow John, as a totally blind person who’s started WealthyAffiliate recently, (it’s a training on affiliate marketing,) you’ve definitely motivated me to well, keep going, and do more!

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  78. Naseem
    Feb 3, 2017 @ 9:21 am

    …..the last step that you take, which you never knew you could take, may be your winning step….therefore keep on pushing yourself and you will always be better. Thank you for sharing your story,

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  79. Ryan
    Feb 4, 2017 @ 9:18 pm

    The most inspiring piece I’ve read probably ever. Thank you for sharing your story!

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  80. Pamela Mang
    Feb 4, 2017 @ 11:06 pm

    Jon – I pretty much never leave comments on any website. I also rarely use those social media share icons next to everybody-and-their-sister’s article. Today I’m doing both. Although I’ve been subscribing to Serious Bloggers Only for awhile, it never quite woke me up. This post did exactly what I needed – it screamed in my face at the top of your lungs “SHUT UP!!!!” Thank you

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  81. Mikel
    Feb 8, 2017 @ 4:37 am

    This guy slapped my face, and he can only move his face. Thank you, Jon for making me realized how superficial my problems and personal issues are. This is a great wake-up call for people who never run out of excuses including me.

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  82. Santo
    Feb 9, 2017 @ 10:34 pm

    You have inspired me to not give up
    thanks, jon

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  83. Vincent Hayden
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 1:27 pm

    This is the type of story I like to show to people who complain about this or that. I tell people who complain about work that they could be in a situation like yours. I have to remind myself sometimes when life gives me bumps and grinds. I also use the thought that I’ve been through this or worse before, I can get through this.
    Thank you for putting this out, I will be sharing it – I saved it to my desktop.

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  84. Alexander
    Feb 16, 2017 @ 7:41 am

    You are an unbelievable soul, you have inspired me more than i could have asked. May the Almighty God always bless you.

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  85. Bigboy Billy Ndlovu
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 5:27 am

    I’m learning not to complain as I have two legs, two eyes, two arms – what more do I need?

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  86. Deane Alban
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 9:25 am

    I’m beyond inspired. Thank you for sharing your profound, heartfelt message. I cried and I laughed — especially when you said that you can’t get pissed off at the lemons or get depressed because you’re tired of making lemonade. I hope you’ve got super-good servers because this is likely to break the internet. 🙂

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  87. Alisa
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 12:34 pm

    Thank you for sharing. Inspirational.

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  88. Patrick
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 3:01 pm

    You are just beyond imagination. Nothing has inspired me like your life.
    May God continually bless you.

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  89. John Mitchell
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 9:16 pm

    Jon

    I was inspired by your story. So many people in life belly ache about the most trivial things that happen to them in their lives. My dad many years ago use to like to quote the phrase…. “I felt bad because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no legs”….

    Thanks for positive attitude and for sharing it with the world. I admire your courage and tenacity and I respect your understanding of the big picture. As Mr. Spock use to say on Star Trek….”Live Long and Prospect”.

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  90. SueAnne
    Feb 19, 2017 @ 10:04 am

    Exactly what I needed to hear this morning. Thank you. In 2013 I found out that my 2 year old son had autism. I was heartbroken. About a week later half of my body went numb and within a two month period our family had received two horrible diagnosis. My son had autism and I was told I have multiple sclerosis. I wanted to die. The pain and fear was too much. But I’m still here and every day I wake up and make a decision to live and not give up.
    You’re an inspiration. Thank you for the encouragement. I will find a way to counterpunch.

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  91. Londya England
    Feb 19, 2017 @ 12:12 pm

    I just want to say a simple thank you. You will never know how much this article has inspired me to never never never give up.

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  92. Olalekan
    Feb 22, 2017 @ 1:38 pm

    Suddenly, I had become a promoter of this post.

    I’ve known you, Jon for quite a while and it’s amazing to know all this about you.

    You just hit my bum and said… Be unstoppable!

    Thanks for the success you made out of your story.

    Long live Jon Morrow.

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  93. Victor
    Feb 23, 2017 @ 8:41 am

    This is truly remarkable and capable of transforming lives beyond reasoning keep it coming man.

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  94. Andrew
    Feb 25, 2017 @ 11:13 am

    Waoo. This is beautiful. I love this, thank you so much for this. Grateful

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  95. Cassie
    Feb 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am

    Omg u are my hero!! Speechles… you are a true inspiration! A different way to looking at shitty situations and turn them into positives. I’ll always remember this when I’m having my “little” downs in life. The counterpunch! Love u!!!!!

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  96. surbhi gupta
    Mar 3, 2017 @ 12:53 pm

    Such a living inspiration for so many people out there who already gave up on life. Thanks for this life experience which you definitely turned into an amazing world of yours.

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  97. Bhupendra
    Mar 3, 2017 @ 1:04 pm

    I’m sure this article is going to change my life. Thanks for such great words.

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  98. Gbenga Solomon
    Mar 3, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

    Thank you very much, needed to read this. God bless you!

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  99. Mona Cruz
    Mar 3, 2017 @ 10:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing your inspirational article with us. It says never, never give up when storms come into our life. God has plan for us. We shall increase.. God Bless to you always…

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  100. Franky Lewis
    Mar 4, 2017 @ 3:32 am

    Wow. Beautifully written. I live what you say every day. I’m the mother of a 21 year old disabled son. I have also assisted a man with a C1 injury, on a ventilator. Totally agree with you. My husband and I are working on a huge project for our son so that he never winds up in residential care. Our motivation is that we don’t see any other options.

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